It Runs In The Family: Areeba And Noor Unnahar Siddique

Obsessed with art and creativity, twin sisters and bloggers Areeba and Noor recall their most memorable moments

August 20, 2017

Obsessed with everything art and creativity, twin sisters and bloggers Areeba and Noor recall their most memorable moments from childhood and what makes their bond so special!

What’s your first memory of each other?

Areeba: Probably watching Scooby-Doo together!

Noor: Having lunch while watching Bob the builder.

What is the craziest thing you’ve done together?

Areeba: We read Nancy Drew a lot when we were kids. We once tried to locate a village where kidnapped kids were kept (our uncle lied about the village to keep us away from some old areas so we wouldn’t wander off to them) but we ended up being grounded at home (haha)!

Noor: We were always looking for adventures that made us go to abandoned places, searching old newspapers to discover some old family secrets or something. Once we climbed on a tree and Areeba fell so we covered it with a faux story of her falling off a bicycle. It didn’t last long since our alibis couldn’t keep the truth but the whole incident was kind of fun.

What did you get punished for the most as a child?

Areeba: I used to burn paper a lot and throw half burning pieces in random places in our house. It was stupid and dangerous. I was always being scolded for that.

Noor: I was a stubborn kid who had a lot of support from other family members in all kind of shenanigans. My mother certainly didn’t like my backup or ways and it got me into, you know, TROUBLE!

If you could only wear one piece of clothing for the rest of your life, from the others closet, what would it be?

Areeba: Noor has this chic floral shirt I really love (but she never lets me wear it) so I’m going to take it.

Noor: Areeba’s black kurta pajama. It’s such a beauty.

If you could swap places with each other, what’s the first thing you would do?

Areeba: Change her ringtone for my number. I’ve always wanted a personalised ringtone for me on her phone but she NEVER does that.

Noor: I would use all of her special art supplies.

What is the one thing you love about your sibling?

Areeba: Noor keeps record of everything. She’s kind of an organised person who knows where she spent her money and where she put her stuff. I love this thing about her. She knows her life.

Noor: Areeba is really good with understanding other people’s perspectives and doesn’t take things personally if they are not intended so.

If you are fighting with each other, how do you make up?

Areeba: I say a good ole, classical sorry! I believe in accepting my mistake and saying sorry first (If only I am 200% sure that I am on the wrong side).

Noor: I am really bad with apologies so I kind of pretend nothing happened (it is one sad way and I wouldn’t recommend) and try talking as we’d normally do. If everything goes right, it means things worked out.

What is the one secret talent that your sibling has, that you wish you did too?

Areeba: Noor knows lots of html codes I wish I could understand.

Noor: Areeba has a wonderful sense of abstract art and colour pairing that I hardly ever get right. I wish I could have that!

Describe your sibling in the three words:

Areeba: Bright, creative, poetic.

Noor: Fearless, genius, different.

Which fictional character is your sibling most like?

Areeba: Blair Waldorf. She’s basically what Blair would have been if she was desi and religious.

Noor: It’s REALLY hard because i think she has a lot of qualities of some very sarcastic characters! But if we were to pick one, I would pick “Asi” from a Turkish drama serial called Asi (well that was coincidental). She is outspoken, adventurous and really brave that matches Areeba’s personality flawlessly.

How are your personalities similar?

Areeba: We talk a lot and we’re passionate about making things happen. Sometimes we talk about the same thing at the same time; people think our minds are synced.

Noor: We’re both different and similar at the same time, which is ironic but we’re super enthusiastic about travelling, making art and social media. Perhaps it’s one thing about being a twin; similarities equal to differences.

I can’t live without my sister because…..

Areeba: She’s the most important person in my life who knows all of my secrets and can handle me even during my worst emotional states.

Noor: She’s the only person in this world who influences most of my decisions — personal or professional. Since we have been in the same creative field, she has always helped me making the right move with insights and opinions nobody else could give to me.


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